GEJI at the COPs

We were in Copenhagen, see gejiweb.org/cop15
And in 2010 and 2011, we checked how media and politicians changed their ambitions on Climate Change from Cop15 to Cop16 and Cop17 - read more.


Special GEJI reports:

BEYOND KYOTO - 25 international students covering a scientific conference, March 2009.
PLASTIC BAGS - students around the world exploring plastic bag usage, March-June 2009.
AFTER COP15 - investigating how media and NGOs change ambitions for the UN climate conferences.


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Sámi University College, Norway

The Helsinki / Kautokeino partnership runs its GEJI course partly in Helsinki, capital city of Finland and partly in the Sami capital Kautokeino in Northern Norway.

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The Kautokeino part:

Welcome to Kautokeino!
First – take a look at the Ealat-project, being used as a basis for the GEJI course in Kautokeino. The website is run in the languages Sami, Russian and English.

Then – below is the Plan of Programme and Curriculum

Environmental Journalism from a Sámi perspective.
Credits: 10 ECTS.

1. Name
Environmental Journalism from a Sámi perspective.

2. General information
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 10 ECTS
One term

3. Learning programme
Bachelor of Journalism

4. Entrance requirements
Normal requirements of being a student at a University or University College.

5. Language

6. Content of programme/Course structure.
Theoretical lessons given by the researchers of Ealát Project about climate change in Sápmi.
Theoretical lessons about Sámi culture and history
Theoretical lessons about minority journalism given by the teachers of
journalism .
Practical journalistic work e.g. writing articles in an e-paper or making other productions for radio or tv in Kautokeino or elsewhere.

7. Learning outcomes
After completing the programme the students will have knowlege of the situation of the Sámi reindeer herding in a world of climate change. They shall be able to write articls about this theme and know some principal methodes in minority journalism. They shall know the main elements of the Sámi culture.

8. Working methods
Lectures, seminars, peer learning, practical media work.

9. Claims to go to examination.
80 % participation in the programme

10. Examination
A practical media work/reportage for newspaper, radio or tv and a progress report.
The  extent of the work shall be a normal newsreportage about an issue in a newspaper or a newsstory of 3-5 minutes in radio or tv.
Mark: A-F. A is the best mark and F is plough.

11. The possibilities to take the course as private student.
Not possible

12. To secure the quality of the programme.
The programme shall be evaluated according to the quality rules of The Sámi University College

13. Curriculum
Cottle, S (2000) Ethnic Minorities and the Media. Buckingham: Open University Press. (200 pages)

Gaski, Harald (red.) (1991) Sami Culture in a New Era. “Introduction: Sami Culture in a New Era”. Davvi Girji (30 pages)

Henriksen, Johan B. (2007), “Report on indigenous and local communities highly vulnerable to climate change inter alia of the arctic, small islands states and high altitudes, with a focus on causes and solutions”. (43 pages)

Husband, Charlie (1999), “Differentiated citizenship and the multi ethnic public sphere”. In Lapponica 22. Sami and Greenlandic Media. University of Lapland. (20 pages)

Lehtola, Veli-Pekka (2002) The Sami People. Traditions in Traditions. University of Alaska Press.
Nuttall, Mark, Forest, Pierre Andre and Mathiesen, Svein D (2008), “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic”. (6 pages)

Oskal, Anders (2007), “Old Livelihoods in New Weather: Arctic Indigenous Reindeer Herders facing the Global Challenge of Climate Change”. (3 pages)

Turi, Ellen Inga (2008), Living with climate variation and change;
A comparative study of resilience embedded in the social
organisation of reindeer pastoralism in Western Finnmark and
Yamal Peninsula
Masteroppgave ved Institutt for Statsvitenskap
Universitetet i Oslo. (80 pages)

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